2016 Kodiak Cub 175BH Crack/Split in Filon Wall
A couple years ago we bought our first RV (2016 Kodiak Cub 175BH). We had an additional line-x like coating on the front to protect the trailer from rock chips on the front. Long story short that line-x had to be re-done after a season. The dealer took care of it. When we went to pick up our trailer, we noticed a mark down the side of our trailer. Upon further inspection there is a crack in the filon from top to bottom, including under the decals. This crack was not there when we dropped off our trailer.
The dealership is citing a manufacturer defect and the manufacturer is citing incidental damage. Given we took the trailer out for 2 summers and the damage is on the side that is our water fill, power plug in and right by a hatch we use all the time, we feel it was damaged caused by the dealership. They had to tow the trailer to another town to get the line-x done. They had our trailer for 2 months all in all.
We are not going on 9 months of fighting back and forth. Given we don't know what happened to the trailer and no one seems to have an answer we asked that a deeper investigation be done so we know there is no additional damage. They just want to patch up the split and send us on our way. They did offer to upsell us to a different trailer.
They have offered no explanation and have called it a cut, a tape line, a crack, a split, etc. It i hard to tell how deep it may or may not be. We are also now worried that it has sat in their yard over the winter in freezing and thawing temperatures.
Looking for advice as to what the damage may be from and what to do next!